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Ireland’s Population Passes 5m for First Time Since C19th Famine
"The irish irish back okay. Irish population got over five million for the first time since the potato famine so shout out to the irish shameless fleming potato. It only took like two hundred years of never using condoms irish to get their popular back. It's also very weird to think that the entire population was almost wiped out just because potatoes had a tough year and potatoes have like no nutritional value like their entire society was subsisting unlike the least healthy thing until it got wiped out Well we're all at ideas. Know we kind of. I don't know what else we can eat. We
"fleming" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Said there is no microphone and there is no loud. Well you know. I feel just like you do. I don't know how i do it. In fact i've had some terrible periods of stagefright and that. That's the one of the things that i really discussed very candidly in the book. Because i thought it might help people to know that it's possible to go through a period that is so terrifying and come out on the other end to be able to perform again with joy. Describe it for real i. I went through a period where i really had decided to quit singing and because it was just so miserable it was such a misery to even imagine being on stage and stagefright that kind of stagefright. I wouldn't wish on anyone because it's not just jittery sweaty palms jitters. It's it's It's when you every part of you is screaming at the highest possible decibel. I simply cannot walk on stage. I cannot open my mouth and produce a sound and Fortunately i i said i'm quitting but this has been wonderful. I've already accomplished more than i had set out to accomplish. And i'm going to get a teaching job. And i was lucky to be surrounded with a loving caring people and my own inner voice and thus came the title of this book. Was that little voice inside of me said gee you know you really wanna give it up. You've all you've really dedicated a lot to this and it's something you really wanted and i eventually Over a period of eight months to year was able to overcome it. And it stays with me. I had another bout as a much milder bout of it to a couple of years ago. That and i wanted to fix it of course not to quit is to keep going. But i'm with you. I don't know how i do it. It's pretty scary lawrence alleviate experienced exactly the same thing he was off the stage for at least a year seven years. And some i mean barbra streisand twenty years. There's there many artists who've come to this conclusion that it's suddenly over almost overnight just becomes unbearable. here's an email from heather in baltimore maryland. who says That you miss fleming where an inspirational role model for her in college where. She was a vocal performance major for three and a half years. She then goes on. I switched my major at the last minute. Because i didn't feel i had the nature i so in others exhibiting to get ahead almost a step on anyone cutthroat nature. Could ms fleming speak to this. Has she experienced this. It's so funny. Because i had I was very shy I'm not a natural performer. I don't have a natural performers personality. And i have two children one of them does so i know what it is. It's that wanting to be upfront. Be number one all the how is that. I have two girls nine twelve. She's nine and she's not and you know it is that's exactly So I i wouldn't say it's a reason to give up singing at all. In fact some of the young singers that i was in schools with who were number one because they had that kind of assertion and belief in real what leeann team price coined in a masterclass natural performing arrogance I didn't have it. And i eventually got there anyway. Through other means through just wanting it badly enough. So i don't think that's necessary. I am highly competitive but with myself alone. Don't compete with other people this piece. From puccini's la boheme became so familiar to those who who saw and la. The movie.
"fleming" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"Said there is no microphone and there is no loud. Well you know. I feel just like you do. I don't know how i do it. I in fact. I've had some terrible periods of stagefright and that. That's the one of the things that i really discussed very candidly in the book. Because i thought it might help people to know that it's possible to go through a period. That is so terrifying and come out on the other end able to perform again with joy. It for i I went through a period where i really decided to quit singing. And because it was just so miserable it was such a misery to even imagine being on stage And stagefright that kind of stagefright. Right i wouldn't wish on anyone because it's not just jitter. You know sweaty palm in jitters. It's it's It's when you every part of you is screaming at the highest possible decibel. I simply cannot walk onstage. I cannot open my mouth and produce a sound and Fortunately and i. i said i'm quitting this. It's been wonderful. I've already accomplished more than i had set out to accomplish. And i'm going to get an ice teaching job and i was lucky to be surrounded with Loving caring people and end my own. Inner voice and thus came the title of this book. Was that little voice inside of me said gee you know you really want to give it up. You've you've really dedicated a lot to this and it's something really wanted and i eventually Over a period of eight months to a year was able to overcome it. And it stays with me. I had another bout a much milder bout of it to a couple of years ago. That and i wanted to tricks of course is not to quit is to keep going. I'm with you. i don't know how i do it. It's pretty scary lawrence alleviate experienced exactly the same thing he was off the stage for at least seven here seven years years and some barbra streisand twenty years and they're they're many artists who've come to this conclusion that it suddenly over almost overnight just becomes unbearable. Here's an email from heather in baltimore maryland. who says That you miss fleming were an inspirational role model for her in college where she was a vocal performance major for three and a half years. She then goes on. I switched my major the last minute. Because i didn't feel i had the nature i saw in others exhibiting to get ahead almost a step on anyone. Cutthroat nature could miss flaming speak to this. Has she experienced this It's so funny. Because i had I was very shy. I'm not a natural performer. I don't have a natural performers personality. And i have two children one of them does so i know what it is. It's that wanting to be up front and be number one all the time. How is that. I have two girls nine and twelve. She's nine and she's not an you know there is that's exactly So i wouldn't say it's a reason to give up singing at all. In fact some of the young singers that i was in schools with who were number one because they had that kind of assertion and belief in real what leontyne price coined in a masterclass natural performing arrogance I didn't have it. And i eventually got there anyway. Through other means through just wanting it badly enough. So i don't think that's necessary. I am highly competitive. But with myself alone. I don't compete with other people. This peas from puccini's lab him became so familiar to those of us. Who saw the movie.
"fleming" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"And after that i really can't. It's difficult for me to hear them. Because i would redo them entirely even thirty minutes later. Probably after it's finished I think it's that kind of drive and desire to improve on things that keeps That keeps me going and keeps me interested in what i'm doing And i tend. I think like many many performers That's good enough quick break when we come back the rest of my.
"fleming" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"And after that i really can't. It's difficult for me to hear them. Because i would redo them entirely even thirty minutes later. Probably after it's finished I think it's that kind of drive and desire to improve on things that keeps Keeps me going and keeps me interested in what i'm doing And i tend. I think like many many performers to never everything. It's good enough quick when we come back the rest.
"fleming" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"fleming" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"fleming" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
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"fleming" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
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"fleming" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Thanks for joining us. I'm diane rehm. A woman steps forward on stage as nor constrict plays an introduction. She opens her mouth and beautiful. Sound flows out as easily as water from mcchrystal pitcher this out and fills the entire concert hall as she stands relaxed and poised. It looks entire late natural. But that's not quite how it works. A claim soprano renee fleming has written a book to offer a more accurate picture of how the operatic soprano sound is produced and how that woman gets on the stage in the first place. Her book is titled the inner voice. Retina fleming is now appearing at the new york metropolitan opera house in handel's road. Linda she's here in the studio with me. We all hear some of her glorious music. What a pleasure to see you thank you. It's pleasure to be here so glad you could make it down you perform last night to the flight down this morning. You're going to be performing again. Sunday night is that correct. Yeah it saturday night. now yeah. It's not a bad week. Actually just to. But i i was just here for the kennedy center honors and i had Our operas quite long. We finished at Close to midnight. I see an ad threat. Linda right tell us about road linda and y you chose road. Linda is a handel opera. he wrote Forty plus operas. He he was very prolific operatic composer. So we don't know very many of them that well but he's enjoying an incredible renaissance and the last several Really decades but it's heating up now because there are so many fantastic candles singers Musicians and musicologists have brought shed light on this music to make it so much more modern and exciting than It was being performed even thirty years ago. Why did you personally choose well. I had a huge success with handles cina at the paris opera which we then brought to chicago and It wasn't just the fact that it was successful because both the audience and the critics loved it it was also that I decided that it's honey for the voice. It's.
"fleming" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"Thanks for joining us. I'm diane rehm. A woman steps forward on stage as orchestra plays and introduction. She opens her mouth. And a beautiful sound flows out as easily as water from mcchrystal pitcher. This out and fills the entire concert hall as she stands relaxed and poised. It looks entirely natural. But that's not quite how it works. Acclaimed claim soprano ren slamming has written a book to offer a more accurate picture of how the operatic soprano sound is produced and how that woman gets on the stage in the first place her book his titled the inner voice renee fleming is now appearing at the new york metropolitan opera house in handel's wrote linda. She's here in the studio with me. we all. here's some of her glory as music. What a pleasure to see you thank you. It's a pleasure to be here so glad you could make down you performed last night. The flight down this morning going to be performing again sunday night. Is that correct. Yeah i think it saturday night. Oh yeah it's not a bad week actually just to be. I was just here for the kennedy center honors and i had Our operas quite long. We finished close to midnight. I see him. Ads read linda right. Tell us about road. Linda and why you chose road. Linda is a handel opera He wrote Forty plus operas he. He was a very prolific composer. So we don't know very many of them that well but he's enjoying an incredible renaissance and the last several Really decades but it's heating up now because there's so many fantastic handle singers And musicians and musicologists have brought shed light on this music to make it so much more modern and exciting than It was being performed even thirty years ago. Why did you personally choose well. I had a huge success with handles cina at the paris opera which we then brought to chicago and It wasn't just the fact that it was successful because both the audience and the critics love did it was also that I decided that it's honey for the voice. It's.
Phillips Races for Inside-the-Park HR, Rays Rout O's 9-2
"Josh Fleming descent winning Brandon Lau homered twice leading the Tampa Bay rays to a nine to win over the Baltimore Orioles Fleming who followed opener column accused two perfect innings allowed just a pair of runs on six hits while nearly getting the race through the eighth last home runs in the fifth authorial starter Matt Harvey in the sixth off reliever Paul fry were two of five on the evening by Tampa Bay including an inside the park Homer by Brett Phillips the win snaps the race two game skid and extends their lead in the American League east at three and a half game ahead of idle Boston Steve Kearney St Petersburg
Rays Beat Mariners 4-3 to Avoid Season Series Sweep
"Josh Fleming earned his ninth win in Mike Zunino hit his twenty first home run is the Tampa Bay rays defeated the Seattle Mariners forty three Fleming allowed a pair of runs on five hits in five innings of work striking out six the left hander talked about finally getting a win over Seattle you know guys are joking in the clubhouse like no one no one's sweet season sweeps us you know I might not make it one one seriously but they don't do it again so it was just nice nice to get the win going into the off day and going into a long road trip Rainier's ranges two run triple off mariners starter Logan Gilbert in third turn around an early one nothing deficit gave Tampa Bay the lead for good within you know solo shot the six off reliever drew Steckenrider proving to be the eventual winning run the win allows Tampa Bay to stay alone in first place in the American League east C. Kearney St Petersburg
Vera Atkins' Role in the Special Operations Executive
"The early nineteen forties. Vera caught the eye of the british secret service. Aside from her fluency in german english. French and romanian she also had multiple family members who had passed confidential information across europe in between world wars. One and two. She was the perfect candidate for covert operation responsibilities. Vera joined britain's special operations executive or the esso in nineteen forty one as a secretary. The sos was set up by prime minister. Winston churchill with the intent of conducting espionage sabotage and reconnaissance throughout occupied europe vero worked diligently to rise through the ranks. She moved from secretary to intelligence officer to principal assistant to the director. Colonel maurice buck master. She was assigned to the majority of the operational planning for the france section of the sob e although never confirmed by author ian fleming. It's believed that colonel. Buck master is m. In the james bond series and vera was an inspiration for the character of miss moneypenny. That said vero did not share miss money. Pennies romantic love struck nature fears. Primary job was to recruit and deploy british agents into occupied france. Vera interviewed the candidates in a stark dimly lit hotel room with just a desk. Two chairs into lightbulb. If they passed that stage vera put their french to the test to ensure they could pass as a native and finally vera closed out the interview process by informing the candidate. This role had a fifty fifty chance of survival and giving the potential agent a few to consider this fate. Vera did not sugar coat. The dangers of the
Rays Hit 3 HRs, Beat the Red Sox 7-3 to Tighten AL East Race
"Tampa Bay is within a half game of the AL east leading red Sox after homers by yandy Diaz Mike Zunino and Randi Rhodes arena power to raise to a seven three win against Boston wander Franco added a two run double while the race bill to six to lead by the fourth inning Zunino arose arena had solo shots off losing pitcher Martine Perez for rays relievers limited Boston to two hits in four scoreless innings after starter Josh Fleming gave up three runs here as was tagged for six runs in four frames Boston played without third baseman Rafael Devers because of a leg injury I'm Dave Ferrie
What Made Sweden's Asa Danielsson Fall in Love Wih Flamenco?
"It's a long way. From stockholm to seville but it never damped danielsson's lifelong enthusiasm for the fiery traditions of andalucia today. She teaches the art of flamenco dancing in between tour guiding in sweden and spain forsa welcome back to travel with rick. Steves thank you so hundred dish woman. Get all excited about flamenco. It's the opposite end of europe. It is that is for sure. I was a little girl. When somehow i picked up the flank existed. And when i went to spain for the first time with my mother i was six years old i told my mother i went to see flamenco and i saw these women and they were so strong and passionate and i decided i wanted to be flamingo as i had no idea what it meant but that dream i kept it alive through my whole childhood. I bought this little doll. You know with the polkadot dress and everything in plastic doll and headed a home. Like little alter and i knew that i was going to be a flamenco dancer. When i was big you were you. Were six year a little bit older than now. Yeah are you dancing. Or what fleming in your life today teaching performing i was the president of the swedish fleming society for some ten years of organized festivals of organized workshops. I've been tour manager of one of the most famous fleming dancers. All all that you can think of. I cannot think of any two more opposite. Cultures in a temperament kind of wave of sweden and southern spain is the heartland of flamenco. I think it's opposites attract and actually. Spain is the favourite countries of the swedes to visit to travel to. And why would that be. I think it's that got although this has. The son has the laid back Passionate lifestyle that you need a little doses of every year. Exactly exactly. maybe you don't wanna have all of it all the time. You want a little bit more structure and calm so you can go down and have it and then you go back to your normal senior regimentation efficiency.
5 Rays Pitchers No-Hit Indians for Doubleheader Sweep
"The race took a double header from the Indians winning eight to one and then tossing a combined no hitter into for nothing shut out our leader McConnell was one of the Indians three baserunners in the nightcap with Josh Fleming and wander Franco collided on a third inning grounder originally ruled a hit it was changed to an error an inning later thanks retired the final batter in the game it doesn't count as a no hitter since it was just seven innings they make the rules and we got a fall so we'll take not giving up any hits and get it up Kevin care Meyer provided a two run double and a three run Homer to finish with a career high five RBIs in the opener Cleveland has dropped nine in a row its longest skid under manager Terry Francona I'm Dave Ferrie
Arozarena Slam, Rays' Pen Hand Orioles 15th Road Loss in Row
"The race one for the twenty third time in their last twenty eight games by dropping the Orioles seven to one Randy rose arena hit his first career grand slam and Tampa Bay relievers combined for seven no hit innings to send Baltimore to which team record extending fifteenth consecutive road loss Taylor walls hit a two run single as the rays improved to a major league best forty two and twenty four winning pitcher Josh Fleming worked four innings of relief over also really good I think I was able to establish strikes on early with the with the singer and you know get ahead really early so that was the game plan going in just get strike one and and go from there Bruce Everman took the loss the Orioles have been out scored forty eight twenty two and losing their first six meetings with the race this season I'm Dave Ferrie
Urquidy pitches 7 scoreless innings, Astros beat Rays 3-1
"Jose R. kiedy scattered four hits over seven shutout innings of the Astros three one victory against the rays kiedy retired eleven in a row in one stretch and allowed only one runner to get this far second based on his twenty sixth birthday teammate Alex Bregman was impressed he had command of all the speeches today attacks and was aggressive with all of that so give us a really good chance to win you have to do that for months pregnant hit an RBI single annually Gurriel had a two run single in the Astros eighth win in ten games into one and nine skid Jose out to be doubled on the first pitch leading to a three run first losing pitcher Josh Fleming gave up three runs on three hits and five walks in six innings I'm Dave Ferrie
Dan Dakich Clears up Comments on His Future at ESPN
"Then dockage annoys squared for basically will get fleeced and a couple of weeks a has a statement to make so then wars i do. An article came out where i was quoted. As saying i you know. I assume i'm not working for espn who cares. It was totally taken out of context. And i want to explain it. Good for another good friend but a friend of mine Slick leonard passed away. Click leonard and i'm going to get into him during his five cast because his story is unbelievable. Pacers player won a national championship without you broadcast in the basketball hall of fame when i was going through some stuff About a month ago on twitter. He sent me a note very sick lately but he. He sent me a note. Basically saying houthem. Don't worry about things you can't control caria and then some other things and i kind of use that and as i was talking about six death he died during my show and was really unprepared. I said look. I don't know what's going to happen with. Espn is not going. Have me but you know what. Screw it i got. I can't worry about things that are in. That was the context. And then i talked about The hassle with with these professors. And i said well as best thing that ever happened to me because my wife and i after that started going with a cup of coffee downstairs every day and reading the bible since then and i actually on my show. I showed the number of plans that we had done for the last thirty four days and like like things do in a city of a million people somehow. This became the biggest story. In the indy star in the usa. Today picked it up. And i got my espn shirt on south. I love working at espn. I love the relationships that i have. Whether it's you or taylor bonetti or day fleming or art fox or leave fitting. I love it and i was simply making the point and i must've done very poorly that i can't worry because it's a big. It's a big thing in my life whether i'll be back with the because i love it. I love being a basketball. Listen i love doing these things with you. And i must have said it poorly
The Story of a Second World War British Spy: Vera Atkins
"In nineteen. Thirty three vera moved to london to attend a secretarial college. While there she changed her last name to atkins which was her mother's english maiden name. Furious father died that same year and vera returned to romania to be with her mother but in nineteen thirty seven as the safety of jews in central europe was under threat. Vera decided to move to london permanently in the early nineteen forties. Vera caught the eye of the british secret service. Aside from her fluency in german english. French and romanian she also had multiple family members who had passed confidential information across europe between world wars. One and two. She was the perfect candidate for covert operation responsibilities. Vera joined britain's special operations executive or the s we in nineteen forty one as secretary. The sol was set up by prime minister. Winston churchill with the intent of conducting espionage sabotage and reconnaissance throughout occupied europe. Fear worked diligently to rise through the ranks. She moved from secretary to intelligence officer to principal assistant to the director. Colonel maurice buck master. She was assigned the majority of the operational planning for the france section of the sob although never confirmed by author ian fleming. It's believed that colonel. Buck master is m in the james bond. Series and vera was an inspiration for the character of miss. Moneypenny dot said. Vera did not share miss. Moneypenny is romantic. Love struck nature furious. Primary job was to recruit and deploy british agents into occupied france. Vera interviewed the candidates in a stark dimly lit hotel room with just a desk two chairs and a light bulb
A junta shuts down a nations data networks
"On saturday. Myanmar's ministry of transport and communications directed that all mobile operators serving the country blocked the nation's data network voice and sms. services will remain available tech crunch reports. The general interdiction of data services follows earlier decisions by the country's new military government to block. I facebook and instagram and twitter. The ruling junta has sought to tamp down opportunities for mobilization of dissent and opposition since it took power in a coup last month the grey zone podcast yesterday featured an interview with g h q director jeremy fleming and general sir patrick sanders head of the. Uk's strategic command also responsible for military cyber operations in which they described britain cyber operations against isis british cyber forces disrupted the terrorist groups drone operations denied their operators mobile service and interfered with online propaganda. The campaign by britain's national cyber forces most active in two thousand sixteen and twenty seventeen is sky. News says the. Uk's only publicly avowed offensive cyber operation to date the counter propaganda influence. Operation is in some ways the most interesting intrusive of the efforts fleming is quoted as saying we prevented their propaganda both through physical actions on the battlefield but also remotely getting to their servers getting to the places. They stored their material and quote the intrusion into isis networks extended to locking isis members. Out of accounts deleting or altering the group's information and taking down online posts and videos general sanders said quote. We wanted to ensure that when they tried to coordinate attacks on our forces their devices didn't work that they couldn't trust the orders that were coming to them their seniors and quote. He added that. Deception and misdirection were important ways of degrading isis combat power tactically british cyber operators said to have been working closely with allies including the us were able to block isis commanders orders from reaching subordinates. And we're also able to misdirect isis forces on the ground. In some cases sending their units into kill zones. It was general. Sanders explained a combined arms multi domain effort. The cyber operations didn't stand on their own. He said quote we wanted to deceive them and to misdirect them to make them less. Effective less cohesive and sap them morale. But you can't just do that in cyberspace. You have to coordinate and integrate that with activities that are going on on the ground whether it's from our own forces special forces and others and quote former director of the us cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency. Chris crabs drew some press attention over the weekend with an interview. He gave the financial times the headline in the media outlet. Silicon is representative quote ex. Us cyber boss calls for military strikes on ransomware. Hackers it says which suggests a brace of thomas hawks prancing downtown to hit a gregor extortionists in their parents or maybe pre dawn vertical insertion of a ranger battalion to put paid to the ragnar locker gang in whatever tacky cybercafe. They're using but a close reading or actually a pretty casual reading of krebs remarks indicates that he's pretty much closer in his thinking to ghg cues fleming than he is to say. Curtis lemay or george patton. His point is that ransomware is sufficiently destructive and costly to make it worth governments wild to actively disrupt the gangs operations military cyber units like us cyber command. The uk's national cyber force have disruptive capabilities law enforcement organizations don't and it might be useful to think about how they might be used if at all there may be decisive legal objections to doing so on the other hand. There might be some legal models under which that kind of action might be legitimately organized. What if ransomware actors could be treated like pirates for example new post reports that kaspersky has discerned new activity by the crew using the silent fade. Malware silent fade is an online ad fraud operation that kaspersky has observed resurgent against victims in asia and europe. They'll be worth watching. The silent fade. Gang is thought to have been responsible for some four million dollars in fraud against facebook users. Twenty nineteen security firm checkpoints updates on iranian cyber threat actors domestic kitten and infield warns that both groups remain active mostly against dissident targets. Checkpoint calls them advanced and rights that they have a lot in common quote. Both groups have conducted long cyber attacks and intrusive surveillance campaigns which target both individuals mobile devices and personal computers. The operators of these campaigns are clearly active responsive and constantly seeking new attack vectors and techniques to ensure the longevity of their operations and quote
The Walther PPK, the classic spy gun that changed the game
"Let's start off with one of the iconic pieces of technology. That james bond depends upon in practically every movie that's different from the novel series and the movie series but in the movies. He has a sidearm. The the vaulter or walter. Pk which is the one he carries. In most of the movies there is a point where he switches from the pk to the p ninety nine that would be in the movie tomorrow never dies and from there all the way through to casino royale. That's what he's using. But then it goes back to the p k. Now stands for police pistol detective model and you might think. Well where does the k. Come from it comes from the german word. Which is oh. Let's try this police. The police pistol criminal model. Oh boy i know. I butchered that one. Probably doing it better than i would. And and in german it is in fact pronounce vaulter. Yes yes yes. But in british and american where we say walter. It is spelled w. a. l. t. h. e. r. But the germans do not have a thaw sound. It's a it's a hard t or a d sometimes depending on what germany but at any rate so this is a very small gun which makes sense. It has to be concealable right. So it's a small gun. It's semi automatic. It's double action. It's pretty reliable. Yeah it's a often used in various law enforcement agencies throughout all of europe both the the Pdk and the p. ninety nine were and so it's one of those that you find all over the place in europe so made sets and in fact In the novels. I think he has a beretta. Originally in the first few novels he was carrying a beretta until a fan named joffrey are geoffrey boothroyd. I've clearly been watching. too much. Game of thrones wrote in recommended more appropriate weapons in nineteen fifty-six and fleming went in and made the switch and then furthermore honor jeffrey by naming q. After the character of cue up through Through the point when the original actor passed away. I was named them major. Both also you know in in the casino royal movie casino. Royale movie with Daniel craig the jumping way ahead but in that film. Apparently he is convinced to hand over his beretta to trade. Up to the vaulter cute. I don't remember that. Because i've more or less blocked that foam from my mind. I have not seen it.
"fleming" Discussed on The Worldshapers
"I write a lot in satire and politics and things like that but it's i mainly like to stay away from that in my fiction i think I want to tackle bigger subjects than like a temporary issues and And give people a break from all those real world things and is that why science fiction fantasy because it's a way that you can talk about bigger issues sort of disconnected from the here now. Yeah i in a way. I think myself is a fancy writer even when doing science fiction because it allows you You have less of a box. you're stuck in. You can do a lot more things you can do whatever you want and self. It's laziness too. Because i don't have to research his much i can just make things up and that's part of why i write political satire and things like that. I don't have to do all these research for these. Well thought out opinions as you. Just make things up. Well andrew sort of mentioned that you're working on the book of but is there anything else that you have in the works are coming up soon. yeah well then the third book. I am a little book. I don't i. I'm hoping sometime early next year. We'll see how that works out You know there's a number things get get it done you get it edited to cover But i think i'm gonna take a little break to sequel to hell bender super a bit dark like hell. Benders is straight comedy and take a little little break into that. For a little while before i write the fourth and final probably final And then i you know my other writing right now has been Do lots of stuff. With the babylon be hoping to do. animation projects with them too. So we should probably mentioned just a little bit more about hell bender. You mentioned a couple of times. It hasn't really said what it is so opportunity Okay that is a science fiction comedy About like a four is sort of a post apocalyptic world But for Orphans who are kind of against the world and It's always been a hard one describe plot wise. But that's one where i think it was the most me novel where i'm just. I'm just having fun and having lots of jokes in it. But i still felt the need for have a have a solid plot that draws in and you don't know where it's going to go and then i i also have one other novel Side quests which to me is A standalone and that a lot of people That's bad also get a very Big reaction it's it's probably my milepost Christian novel even though god or is is mentioned in it at all. It's it's sort of a metaphorical one but of that's i'd say between a straight comedy in superego and I really enjoyed that one Though i don't know if we'll go back to it The a lot of people as i got. I got mixed things on the ending. I thought i stuck the landing on the ending and a lot of people didn't like it. You can't please everyone you may have. And where can people find you online Well i'm very active on twitter quite a following there. I just looked for frank. J fleming on twitter. My handle is based on my blog. Name it's im ao underscore. Because i- mayo was already taken and then you can catch my writing on the babylon be And.
The Best Ads of 2020
"You're listening to yeah. That's probably and the ad we podcast. We've talked about marketing media technology in pop culture because in the end everything is an ad especially this week. Because it's our ads of the year episode. Look forward to this all year. We get to nerd out about which adds stunts activation chains weird random social media responses from brands. We really liked this year and joining me this year to talk about it. We've got enes alaya who covers Performance marketing experiential marketing for edwige. Ian it is always great to have you here. Hello thanks for having me. We've also got katie lindstrom katie as a reporter who covers up breaking news and quite often big creative campaigns that are coming out katie. It is always a pleasure to have you joining us from your in austin austin texas. Got to be here and We've also got jamison fleming senior editor for membership here at ad week. jamieson has He's involved in just about everything H- here dad wake. And so i can't think of someone better to have kind of a big picture over overview and opinions on a lot of the biggest work that came out of the year. Jameson thanks so much for making time for us. Yeah accent. it'd be here excited to really digest very weird here battle tossing. It really was and i have to say of all the years of doing this every year. The ads a determining the as years difficult just I'll go and give the the can alert in the sense that Add wigs twenty five ads of the year Including our number one pick are all on dot com as of monday So if you're listening to this Probably monday or later. You should be able to find that on advocate dot com this year. We also did a reader's choice Bracket for the first time where we let. We identified thirty two of the biggest campaigns of the year and again ads and weird social responses. And even some political fundraisers and people really went nuts with it Jamison unload by you. And i both been watching edwige stuff for a long time. The level of this readers choice voting online was bananas. Yeah i mean the the semi finals between oreos and stake of guts. Seventy two thousand votes just on twitter. And i don't think i've ever seen any twitter poll by any twitter user. Get seventy two thousand votes so kind of crazy. When two brands with loyal followings can do twitter to say at least yeah that one was a crazy match of oreo created a doomsday vault when among many other doomsday scenarios happening this year There was an asteroid supposedly headed toward earth and so oreo created an underground bunker to save its recipes and Other things so That was up against stay. Combs campaign on social media against misinformation which was a very different kind of form of marketing. But they're following turned out in force. Seventy two thousand votes later. Oreo was the winner. Only i will say by promising to follow back. People who voted thing and then and then had a real struggle to follow through on their campaign from us. So as we record this we are in the final round which is orioles doomsday vault versus The princess bride reunion which was a fundraiser for wisconsin. Democrats really brilliant idea. They brought together just almost every Living actor and a person behind the princess bride Fred savage couldn't make it because it was his brother's birthday and he was spent with him but Everyone else pretty much. He's alive was there and As a really fantastic idea. So we won't know the winner when we record this because those are being battled out over the weekend but we will be able to talk about our favorites. So with that katy. We're we're just gonna go round robin here we're gonna talk about. Each of us has individual favorites. We i am happy to talk about ad. Weeks official favorites. But let's start out just on individual katie tells about one or two that you really love this year. I was thinking about this and just kind of thinking back to the ones that i shared with my own friends and family this year. That are you know. There's some overlap in some that are just kind of silly oreos already shouted out orioles doomsday camp. But they're proud parent Short film they released a couple of months ago. One that i just thought was really powerful. And i ended up sharing with it with a bunch of different people just because i thought it was a beautiful little short film and the story behind it was at the two actors who play a gay couple are actually partners in real life and it really came through when i thought was just like a lovely example of storytelling and then to shut up the mid west. The canadian beer brand labatt made some ads in that came out in the summer but it was like they had to completely reshoot their campaign so many brands had to this year. After creating a summer campaign that was not pandemic friendly and then having to totally start from scratch and there's was one of the one of the first stories like this that i covered in more like in-depth way they literally got back from there shoot for their summer campaign on the same day. That trump announced a national emergency. And then they that these two creatives just like created these really funny ads from with it within their own homes using like a power washer to simulate tubing and using a spray bottle and a little treadmill dissimulate like wake boarding. So it's kind of a funny way to pretend like these midwesterners we're at the out at the lake having a good time when that wasn't actually possible this summer over the summer so those were a couple of them now. Did you see that one griner. No no i didn't catch that one. It's it was by the burns group in and it's a pretty small like regional brand. But i just thought it was such an interesting pivot to use the word of the year.
Four Dead After SUV Crashes Into Building In Cicero, Chicago
"Early yesterday after their SUV crashed into a building near the intersection of West Roosevelt in South Central Avenue in West suburban Cicero. Frank Kanda, who owns one stop liquor, says his store was damaged in the floor down Robin Bolus a lot harder. Listen to me and do si and stuff like that. Three of the victims have been identified. 23 year old Corey Williams, 24 year old and Queen Isha Murdoch and 23 Year old Joseph Fleming, all from the West Side, the fourth victim victim that is not yet I deed.
Rhonda Fleming, film star in the 1940s and 1950s, dies at 97
"Will be missed. At the age of 97 Rhonda Fleming has died. Redheaded actress who became a popular sex symbol in Hollywood westerns, filmed OIR and adventure movies Off the forties and fifties. She died in Santa Monica, California. His Fleming's roles included those off a beautiful Arthur Rian Princess in the Bing Crosby musical version of Mark Twain's novel, a Connecticut
Rhonda Fleming, '40s and '50s movie star, dead at 97
"Golden age actress Rhonda Fleming as Died Fox's sell June Grasso reports in Hollywood looks count. But for Rhonda Fleming, she says her stunning Wilkes worked against her when caller arrived in the movies and Nineteen Ninety interview. There was suddenly all this attention on how I look rather than the roles I was playing. She said those roles had our co starring with Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Charlton Heston, and Ronald Reagan. In the nineteen forties and fifties, her birth name was Marilyn Lewis and raised in Los Angeles, and she was reportedly discovered when headed to class Beverly Hills high school a man followed her in a big black car and said, you Oughta be in pictures a letter turned up at her home and offered to be your agent legend or not at nineteen. Lewis was awarded a six month contract with David O Sales Nick Studio at A. New Name Rhonda Fleming. Now dead at age ninety, seven in Santa Monica California salary and Bresso Fox
Rhonda Fleming, film star in the 1940s and 1950s, dies at 97
"Rhonda Fleming Ah Hollywood star of the forties and fifties fame for her fiery red hair has passed away at the age of 97 from her first color film, Fleming became popular with producers because of her hair and green eyes are best known films included a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, starring Bing Crosby. And Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound, starring Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman. She also made four films with future President Ronald Reagan
"fleming" Discussed on Spies of London
"Was here I'm perhaps Broadway has the strongest claim to my sakes because it. Was the headquarters from nineteen, twenty, four to nineteen, sixty, six that covers the Second World War and the hottest part of the. Cold War. But in many ways I think you'll favorite. Am I six building is a bit like a favorite James Bond tends to be whoever was current when you were a child or teenager. So my James Bond Roger Moore, but my am I six headquarters is century house in Lambeth one hundred Westminster Bridge road. Now, some apartments apparently century house was where. The spies will working when I was growing up, but I still think the Broadway is the official home because it covered a period when am I six was becoming larger and more professional? However, there is a blue plaque on number two Whitehall court, which was the H- H Q ten years, or so nineteen eleven to nineteen, twenty two and it's Way Mansfield Smith Cumming worked as one of the most famous heads of mistakes still referred to lettuce see paps for chief perhaps for coming. Perhaps full court could be anything but Mansfield Smith Cumming lived in a house behind Broadway and there's a suggestion as a tunnel between Broadway buildings and his house or the basement of his house, and there is definitely a suggestion that meetings were held in that house in Queen. Anne Squire. So this shows the limits of using wikipedia for research because it misses things eight, the wikipedia article on my six buildings is very good but it's not complete on although it says that Whitehall court was the headquarters until nineteen, twenty two. Then, states that broader buildings became the headquarters in nineteen twenty four. You've got a period of up to two years there. Apparently have no headquarters toll which seems unlikely to me so. My favorite stop on the walk? The Thames Walk is Broadway buildings. It's at the junction with James's pop tube, which is where many of the staff would have arrived to work every day. It's opposite. The Old Home Office now the Ministry of Justice it's around the corner from the foreign? Office. Niece an hotel, which is a lovely classic top London hotel which was used by my six necessarily. In during and after the war and has a division belted MP's in the ball no one to go vote in parliament this and around the corner is the new Scotland Yard, which is the old Scotland. Yard. Because it's now been demolished and have moved back close to white hole. So you had Scotland Yard Broadway Sin Airman's Foreign Office Home Office. Parliament itself Downing Street all within a very short walk of each other. This is the absolute next of British government in the establishment and Broadway for May will always be the true home of am I six, the office which I am certain because I'm asked people the office which brought people onto this war and made it my most successful walk was Vauxhall Cross Fox. All Cross is the glass and steel building which appears in all of the recent James Bond films going back to Pierce. Brosnan? It's the building which gets blown up as Judi dench pox car on the bridge and looks at it in the some kind of rocket grenade goes off inside. Vauxhall crosses the building which opened in Nineteen ninety-four, which is, when am I sixty five were admitted publicly for the first time and the director generals were published or at least the names were published. So the one everybody wants to see a special, the foreign tourists, his Fox cross, and when you look at it across the river, perhaps from the bar in the more palms, which has its own spying gallery with telescopes on the first floor strongly recommended by the way or even when you look at it from the bridge, all from closer perhaps commands also costs station. It just looks impressive. It looks modern even though it's getting on for thirty years old. It's imposing. Perhaps a little bit communist and the things on the roof by the way and not guns or rocket launches. They are devices used for cleaning the windows and there is a map of the southbank outside the riverside apartments on the north bank you can see across the reverend. Plot, your landmarks that map is nicely done as a stenciling a metal plate and it has the tate. He has the Tate Gallery there. It has lots of other things just out of your sight as well. Famous landmarks from London, just round the river or behind you but it has a massive gap where am I think says so it seems amazing to me that. Nineteen ninety-four, the new parliament, the new building for my sakes everything's exciting everything's transparent and open and the developers of this park of map which explicitly, and so obviously excludes the building. Everybody's there to say am I six and this is the building that brings people onto my walk but it's the least interesting building in the hull of this history and I think partly that's because they now have a website they have an address in the phone book. If there is a phone anymore, we know who the director general's the Mystique has gone. Yes it's an exciting building. In a way that Thames House could never be bought. The mystery is calm and I, think there's a lesson there for all of us who are involved in the kind of fun and entertaining side of Cold War history is the draw the excitement around spying is because of the secrecy if you take away the secrecy, you take away the excitement. So although the American tourists love to see my sakes, they've seen it at the movies it's nice to get a photo of my sakes. Century House is not a good building. It was massively refurbish after my six left and became flats, but the name of it, the location it's nearly so immemorial the fact that it was secret at the time that am I six was based here. All adds to the mystery. So the two buildings that I really focus on a vauxhall. Qasim Broadway but I think why told called and century house a far more exciting than Vauxhall Cross so you could do a walk from Vauxhall crossed through. The southbank to Lambeth Century House why Toko Broadway Foreign Office and just do the six buildings but there was not enough in between each one to justify making people march around for that long. What we found was that no matter what the weather was doing the Thames Path is windy and cold even in July and August. So you have to be pretty determined to want to do this walk the walk I'm suggesting which takes in the former homes in the current home of a my sakes. If I was planning award today I might start at the new American embassy in. Nine. Elms. Go to Vauxhall Cross and then follow the river through the history of am I six. But. The American embassy was still in Grosvenor square when I started doing this and I also make the point on the walks that you know this is not a walkabout buildings. The buildings are the stage and what we really talking about in this podcast and on the walks off the actors on the stage and they really were actors in many cases the people who were operating overseas were actors no question very good actors who risked the lives in many cases. So although a walk takes place in a straight, which is lined with buildings and I pointed the buildings and say, isn't that amazing look of the former office of John Wick. Look at the former office of Ian Fleming look at the current office of I five. My sakes imagine who is in the now imagine what stories being told in there that will reach Aria Twenty thirty, forty years from now the stage is interesting. But it is not the story and I I keep reminding myself of this because if you if you are having a difficult day, if you can't quite find the right story to engage the audience, there is a risk that you end up pointing at breaks and say, look at that pile of bricks has not what this is about is this podcast is about and my next question to you is how long do you think my six will remain Vauxhall Cross as intelligence work changes again, since that building was opened, it becomes more electronic. A lot of the work has now moved to C. H. Q. The emphasis moved to DC HQ. In Cheltenham one of the few spy agencies that has never had a proper home in London. We did learn some time after my last walk that G. H Q. Did have a secret office in Palm Straight, which is nestled Herman's and Broadway buildings that surprise everybody because they have this state of the art circular building buried into a hillside in Cheltenham which reminds me of the Apple Headquarters. They actually carried on having this office in Parma straight until very very recently sunny just been closed and the only give away as the regulation government bollards which protect from vehicle attack other offices. We don't know about possibly when will my six move again? When he doubt grows the current building will they buy the building? Next door will dig down will they have a second building apps in the north of England perhaps oversees all of these a possible and I always try to look forwards as much as I look backwards. There is a risk with cold war history because the past is known much better because the files have been opened, the people have died in some cases. People are getting older and wanted to tell a story was still learning. There's a new book out now about Gordon Lonsdale was still learning about the sixties and Seventies. What do we not know what is happening today in those buildings which we will learn about in twenty fifty eight is very exciting and I, do like looking at the buildings I like to imagine what's going on inside but it's important to remember that the buildings are not the story and it's not buildings that excited and Fleming our final factoid about Gordon Lonsdale. He lived with the Kroger's a rice lip bungalow a short walk from Rei Northolt, which is the same runway used to spirit him back to Russia when he was exchanged for gravel win on that bombshell I hand over to Paul for his look at Ian. Fleming the man behind James Bond by Andrew Licet. Thanks poll. So. We have this week's Book Review Section which is as advertised. Ian Fleming Bhai on July set Andrew Dice. It was educated at Christ church Oxford and just been a foreign correspondent in Asia the Middle East and Africa now based in London he is a regular writer for the Times contributed to the New York Times of international publications. His most recent book was Gaddafi in the Libyan Revolution. So an establishment figure there on July set and that's okay we like establishment figure any suggestions I don't like establishment figures is simply because I'm from Yorkshire. So Andrew Dice wrote this book in Nineteen ninety-five so. Right. In the pair, we've just been talking about, which was the opening of my six Vauxhall crossing ninety four apparently the end of the cold, War but people like John McCain. Who knows what he's talking about didn't think he was the end of the Cold War what better time the ninety s to look back the life of Fleming who died before his time and lives on today through the films, many of which are most of which were not based on his books there was simply. Not enough books to supply Hollywood with this many films but the new films do reflect the thoughts in the life of Ian Fleming where they can. So the film Goldeneye is named after Fleming's house in Jamaica Goldeneye, which in turn was named after Operation Goldeneye, which is mentioned extensively in this book Second, World War era contingency plan developed in case now the Nazis invaded Gibraltar and there are other books about Fleming's commanders and Gibraltar by people at Nicholas Rankin, which you can also read our. Fabulous interesting didn't know this. Bob Marley bought Goldeneye after Fleming's death and then Chris Blackwell violent records bolted what I find in this what I find in this podcast and this research is every fact you find lead to about ten of US many of my spy friends in the UK off massive Fleming funds and I was never a massive Fleming recently read his books and the first couple of casino. Royale. Was Living Die Man with the Golden Gun I read a couple of the early ones and thought yet these great fabulous stories great plots ease to read not too long fabulous. They helped me to understand James Bond as Ian Fleming. Saw Him which is not how many of the actors and producers see him I have to say in the same way that Alec Guinness wasn't George Smiley but he kind of was Lachey more is definitely, not James Bond. Possibly Daniel Craig. Closest. But maybe it's too soon to tell the point is that James Bond is significantly more famous than inflaming. He can't say that about George Smiley although you might have seen the smiley film, you might have seen the Smiley show you might have read the Smiley books. Isn't the hero the hero if anything is the secrecy and the story and the way the characters work against each other were James. Bond is definitely the hero. He's outgrown Ian Fleming, he's outlived Ian Fleming sadly, but I have an interesting observation to make here apart from the fact, this book is brilliant. I was intrastate doing my recent research on the side project about touchingly firmer the famous kidnapped of the general on. Crete in the second. World War partly, firmer became a writer. In fact was a writer before the war and got involved in SA and had this crazy plan to opt out to German general, which was successful. Practically farmer was a friend of an Fleming and new in Fleming before and during the writing of Casino Royale the first book I have previously and I am about to repeat this claim stated that practically firmer is one of the people in Fleming had. In mind when he created James Bond the reason I say this beyond what I've said is that one of polyphemus books is referenced in a bond novel and I would leave it to the listener to determine which book which novel and all the rest of it, and I will tell you next time. So looking more closely at license book and this was recommended to me by a friend the publishers claiming that this was the definitive biography. Of Fleming and I am not in a position to argue with that, you can see his relationship developing with neo who became an fleming the the lady on, and then you wonder whether the lady and Fleming had any relation to the lady and Smiley who was George Smiley's wife and you come to the conclusion that they are the same person and then you see again, just how overlapping the world of fiction is with real life espionage. So we have Fleming's relationship without O.`Neil, we have Goldeneye the operation he was involved with the Second World War. This relationship continued for fifteen years ending in marriage only after she became pregnant a second time two months before the wedding to soothe his frayed nerves fleming sat down to write casino. Royale. So began the long line of bond novels, which in this volume are given their fullest publishing history. So, this is a book which is supposed to be about inflaming, which is really about James Bond Fleming died in August nineteen, sixty four at the age of fifty six and it's a tragedy for everybody who likes James Bond Films and the books that Fleming. Didn't get to write more of them. Of course, he has been brought back from the dead by people. Anthony. Horowitz, there are new Fleming novels. Written as Ian Fleming in the style of Ian Fleming just as there are new bond stories in the films and I don't mind that the Anthony Horowitz book in particular is very good. I. Understand the brand I understand how powerful a rights as voice can be. You can imagine years from now somebody writing JK rolling on any of the top writings Gel Tolkien has never been done as far as. I know but it could be and it shows how powerful the brand the logo, the idea of a writer, the way beyond the right to themselves is harder now but in the sixties and earlier than that, the rights are really was just to name they didn't go on twitter all the time they weren't on the radio and TV all the time. The wasn't Dan gravy train of thought platform of. Marketing that goes into a book now. So to many people in Fleming was just a name therefore, there is no reason why that name cannot continue. I do not have an issue with that. Know some people do but what you find what I find when you learn about writers more and you learn about that past in their presence and their lives a sometimes, you liked them a little bit less just a little bit because and it takes one to know one writers are not the nicest people to know inflaming super unusual in the sense that he liked. The parties as much like the right thing and he liked the secrecy as much as like the promotion but generally, writers are obsessive introverted, Headstrong stubborn. You have to be to finish a book never mind twenty bucks or thirty books and the more I get to know right as all right as even John mckerrow Ian. Fleming whoever the more you realize that perhaps they weren't the easiest people to live with, and that is a risk that you take on. When you read a biography like this. Now I have a distance from inflaming because I'm not a massive. To the death bond fan although I do appreciate the books in the films there is a risk if you are a a nailed on bond fan that you will think less of and Fleming after this book but that's a very small part of the story the major part for me the really eye-opening. An exciting thing is that Ian Fleming was every bit the spy that James Bond became. Now he did work in the background very often, but not always he was in danger there was an episode by when they got shot in ship and nearly sunk nearly. Killed and it was sheer fluke that they all survived but generally, he was a back room operator. So in Fleming was much more as I see it like jokes smiley in the shadows, putting out ideas for operations, planning them, but not carrying them out but there were elements in his past in the second. World War when he did put himself in danger. Ian Fleming was a wartime hero. He is a great writer and he should have had the chance to write more books and July and a really good job the some nice photos in the middle. You can hopefully hear me flicking through it right now. I, still have it. Hey, I actually own this copy and yes, he had aspects of as private life which were challenging difficult. But there's a picture of him here at Goldeneye with the Lady Anne Cecil Beaton no coward an unnamed friends he knew practically firmer. He was the Jonah Keri his day and you have to wonder as I have before in the same way that say Patrick O'Brien was the replacement for the guy who wrote home blower was John Licari to place free and Fleming wool. Know, there is a coincidence in the timings. So John Kerry's career was just starting to take off when in Fleming died, but you cannot compare the John Keri books which are very strongly character lead introspective books about mentally challenging intellectually challenging ideas with James Bond who is a gun toting licensed to care ladies man partygoer which have a bond you look at. There are women, guns, and alcohol. So No, the car was not the replacement for inflaming thousand coincidence. But. Perhaps. He's publishes hoped for a little bit more plot and it'll be less counter from John. We don't know you can even get this first edition hardback for not very much money I think this one's on read borough. Bastille informing on July set the man behind James. Bond is equally about James Bond himself and I really enjoyed it. Okay. Thanks. Paul. It does rumble that at the end there but I think you got the message that he liked the book. Okay. So coming next time we have a special book for you. It's called the new spies by James Atoms and it was written in the early nineties. When am I sex became public knowledge and it's looking at the future of? Espionage. So I acquired this book when it came out in the early nineties and I've just found it on the shelf and I'm dying to say how accurate James was given everything that's happened in the last thirty years when he looked forwards from the early nineties to the present time. So that's coming next time the new spies by James Atoms if you reading it ahead of us. Thanks so much for listening. We do appreciate you listening. We do appreciate reviews however you listen to podcasts there's usually a way to start or review it in some way and those reviews are read by me. They do help us please do get in touch you want to provide feedback spies, of London, will return..
"fleming" Discussed on In Search of the New Compassionate Male
"Zoom. Call the men's fellowship. Network our circle man. And we were. Expressing in trying to get in touch with our feelings about everything going on. In something was. I left the call in you, and I talked after that because you know you and I were gonNA. What I realized was yeah. Here were twenty five. Urban White males sitting in a circle, trying to process our feelings. About what's going on? What's wrong with that picture? And it's a question I've got in my mind is how do we? How do we move forward from here? And very much intrigued with what you're talking about with a conscious conversation coming up in June. Because there's a there is a next evolution there something. Next for all of us and Well thank you, thank you and we shall John Fleming. My first time meeting you. What a pleasure! And I look forward to continuing the conversation with you and having other opportunities should be able to interact and collaborate and walk beside you. Pay Boykin. You know I, love you and how proud I am! To know you to walk beside you. And we'll look forward to talking to all. In this global wonderful conversation. Next time..
"fleming" Discussed on In Search of the New Compassionate Male
"Terrorized. Being tortured, being followed stocks. Being made to feel like you don't belong here. And imagine what that does for a person. Mentally. Psychologically. Emotionally. Agree and physically. And to have that done. Over the course of your entire life. You can't not expect that to have some type of an effect. Heller world. It's me Dennis and today. Klay Boykin, and I are having another podcast clay. You are I am in search the new compassionate male. How, wonderful and I am along with you. I'm walking beside you as I'm learning and we have as we turned the corner, run into John Fleming. Hello John. Low Dennis Hello Clay. John One of the things that clan I have been talking about over our lives. I'm seventy two clay in his sixties. Your are younger brother. As we're going along, we're understanding. How much is not. Being talked about that needs to be talked about and here comes you. With, you and your partner in your program of conscious conversations. Open that top up for us how you got there. Why was that there? And why is it so important and let us chime in? Sir Just. Go right to. Guess! It was what three. Or four years ago, Everybody's rolling along and life. And I started hearing about reports that. A man was shot. And killed in his car. By two police officers. and. Startled by the news and Once I was able to get to. A TV or is able to watch the nation's. A replay of the incident. I'm stunned in shots Land Casteel sitting in the front seat of his car. On the passenger side, girlfriend or wife is. Driving. He's got his son in the back seat. And They got pulled over by two police officers. The police came over to the passenger side. and. Salon though they're being questioned in front of Saddam reaching for my wallet..
"fleming" Discussed on This Anthro Life
"fleming" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Fleming this is from the introduction the origins of racial stupidity it opens with a an epigraph from Martin Luther king junior it is an aspect of their sense of superiority that the white people America believe they have so little to learn from the introduction hundreds of years after establishing a nation on colonial genocide and chattel slavery people are kind of sort of maybe possibly waking up to the sad reality that our racial politics are still garbage but as our society increasingly confronts the social realities of race were faced with a barrage of confusing developments how could the same country that voted twice for an for an Ivy League educated black president and up elected over races to can barely string together two coherent sentences white a white liberals who don't who can't even confront their trump supporting friends and families think that they can lead the resistance Democrats who don't care about mass deportations of the treatment of Muslims under Obama suddenly care now that our Republic is is is in charge while black and brown people are being crushed by systemic white supremacy the rapper common things we can all get over race by extending a hand in love don lemon still has a job Rachel does dollars all exists everyone has an opinion about race but ninety nine percent of the population is never studied and even many texts books that talk about race are filled with lies inaccuracies and circle alternative fax with so much racial ignorance in the world how can we ever find our way to the glorious mountaintop Martin Luther king junior glimpsed right before a white racist killed him although race is an inherently to very divisive topic because of continual controversy Facebook feuds an endless debates there is exactly one thing and one thing only that we can probably all touch and agree on regardless of our racial or ethnic identity gender age political beliefs or shoe size and that is that we are surrounded by racial stupidity from the White House to waffle house in the classroom to the internet comments section from the television to the tiki torch aisle of your local pier one we are surrounded and at times is founded by the ignorant and dangerous ideas people express about this thing called race why are so many people so incredibly confused in misinformed about race it's the white supremacy stupid is all demonstrate throughout this book one of the main consequences of centuries of racism is that we are all systemically exposed to racial stupidity and racist beliefs that warp our understandings of society history and ourselves no resilient a racist society socializes us to be stupid about race course as you well know some people are more affected by racial stupidity than others we'll get in the nation the nature of those variations a bit later for now I want to emphasize just how widespread and ubiquitous racial ignorance really is politicians routinely spout racist distortions of reality and lie about the existence and nature of racial oppression absurd racial stereotypes for made our various forms of media and as noted textbooks systemically misrepresent racial history in ways that minimize or race racism altogether and all too often teachers themselves are under educated or mis educated about the history and ongoing realities of racial oppression hi res two plus two of our race explores precisely how and why racial stupidity has become so terribly pervasive and examines the cesspool of silly ideas half truths and ridiculous misperceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race and racism are represented in the classroom pop culture media and politics the key idea that I come back to again and again as a live in a racist society exposes us all to absurd and actually harmful ideas that in turn help maintain the racial status quo drive from my own experience as an educator and as someone who continually confronts my own racial ignorance also share some concrete steps the E. U. as well as your racist friends ignorant family members and clueless co workers and take to become less stupid about race and better equipped to detect and dismantle racial oppression well I don't personally believe in post racial utopias and I don't put a lot of faith in reaching glorious mountaintops I know for sure that the very first step in challenging racism is having a clear understanding of what it actually is not only we are we surrounded by stupid ideas about race we're evens surrounded by stupid ideas about how to talk about race in may twenty fifteen Starbucks launch a doomed campaign called race together to encourage her wrist as in coffee drinkers around the country to have a conversation about race although many might have mistaken the campaign for satirical entry in the onion Starbucks announced it as its employees at the option of arbitrarily writing the hash tag race together on a random customers cop sparing coffee drinkers minding their own damn business would then be obliged to say something to the bar reached about race after a steady stream of criticism and mockery on social media by anti racists across the color spectrum yours truly included the company eventually back pedaled and cancel the initiative to some encouraging random people talk about race sounds like a step in the right direction but we don't need more profit driven corporations to take a stand and say that race is a legitimate and important topic of discussion rather than thinking about the best practices the might foster productive discussion about race company executives thought best to just sort of tell everyone to figure it out without providing any educational resources training or guidelines whatsoever in a letter to employees Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz stated that he conceived of the idea quote.
"fleming" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast
"He doesn't have the skill to continue operating like that. And so then you know he disappears or the big service company comes back behind no acquires them later on down the road. But it's kind of of this vicious back and forth between big bigger companies and smaller companies. Seems one I think. There's the implication of that is an in. You know the oilfield has has this the sort of the initial call the wildcat founder mythology digital walk. And you know and that is founded that but at the same point in DC. We were talking in the pre show about sort of the ethics in the environmental and sustainability of it. You know there's a lot of those small companies that have probably probably not made the best decisions for oil and gas and our relationship with society and doing things sustainably and the and so they were able to keep keep their cost structure low because probably some corners being cut and in the end. We as an industry are you know within a generation of of sort of facing an energy transition and and the question will be is do do we as an industry have the moral authority to continue to be gas and renewables industry. Even though you we didn't do an incredible job in the last hundred years being conscious of our communities and the environment or we could have done a better job. And how do we how do we make sure sure that you know yes. Those the you know Joe Joe Joe Guy in West Texas he he makes millions and his kids are set up. That's great but but you know have we as an industry earned the right to continue. You know being part of energy mixture in the future and I think that's that's the that's the counterargument is you know. Yes you'll be threatened by that but I think in the long run you know doing it right and spinning the cost takes to do it. Right has value. Yeah and I think that that's something. We're going to have to demonstrate more and more as we go into the future. That's a great point. Well Alex appreciate you coming on the show man. This is super informative a really early like caring about what's going on with O. S. companies. I think we're in challenging times. Probably going to be in challenging times for the next year so and to see you know what kind of creative solutions people come up with no yourself included. That's going to be. It's GonNa be interesting kind of like you know sitting at the Coliseum in Rome I'm just saying who's GonNa light battle out and survived till the everybody the media keeps saying that it's a shell bust in. Maybe one point though is but I think it's I think from the ashes are going to raise this shield. Two point odes of Phoenix. You know and I think we have to. I often will not going anywhere but I think these trying times just like we saw with you know in in fourteen in all with fifteen sixteen forces people to become innovative and forces us all to develop new skill set. So I I wouldn't be I would be shamed if I didn't I didn't plug so I you know I this year. I decided I wanted to learn more about the land and legal part of this and you know all of the all the stuff around land processes and contracts and all that so when I went to the University of Oklahoma to their their energy masters for Legal Studies and just finishing that up and it was a fascinating program but also you know. Did the machine learning stuff and I think you know the what what we as individuals can do is make sure that you know the leadership that would we're going to bring to the industry and as we all move around and I'm sure you know some point you know all of us are gonna be in different places and you guys when you're when you're running your emp company. Right making making sure that you're you're bringing more of a breadth of experience and Alex not to not down on petroleum. Engineers love him. You know there's a lot of them. They're recovering they're out there but we just need to. We need to bring more breath into our operational leadership roles and you know some people. There's a lot of buzzwords around we don't need a chief digital officer. What it would he gets talk about? But but it's it's bringing a broader perspective to the leadership of the early. I think is going to be important to help us build sustainable pathway absolutely I think I think more more engineers have to become more multi. DISCIPLINARY WRANGLER IS A. There's a question on twitter the other day talking about should rock jocks be running oil companies and should should be the rock jocks or the finance guys and as a wool to pretty binary way to look at it. What if you know the future? We're looking at a mixture of of rock jocks finance guys but also guys understand technology and he happy well Verse Management Team. That's running your EMP's and office no one on. And how do you place those skills on the directors right because then this is so you mentioned in the rice. The rice brothers who are having their their living out the great experiment airmont the collision of the two cultures. Right in Pittsburgh right and so you know but at the same point a lot of the companies encounter you look at measuring team. They're trying they're doing their best. But the board of directors is still just the same group of fifty to sixty per something people with ten years experience in in you know a publicly traded company and there's a lot of resistance to change ingrained in even the boards right in their structures and so not only. How do we bring that to the management team? But how do we encourage you know the board of directors the private equity firms who are funding these companies that you need to bring a broader perspective even even in the supervision and the supervision the leadership. So that you're you're allowing the good ideas that are below to not get tamped down. There's a great pamphlet written in World War. Two about about who. The Germans wrote a pamphlet on how you slowdown bureaucracies. Like literally a pamphlet of how do you disrupt a an enemy by adding bureaucracy to their companies. He's right and it's literally a script of what happens in oilfield services companies and because because of the ways because a lot of leaders leaders have arrived at their place in life and they benefit from the structure and the way things are and there's a lot of ingrained resistance to change you got in. It's not necessarily. It's not always this. You know the people in the C. Suite it's that that next level of upper middle management and the vines that have grown throughout the organization over the years and those they are are very very capable of resisting change and so if you've got that layer and the board of directors even the most Gina Seal in the world is not is GonNa have a real l. hard time affecting change. That is interesting. I think that you know that statement probably covers ninety five or probably even higher percentage the jove oil companies. So I mean if someone wants to reach out to you. Where do they find you at your on the Maintenance Lincoln you know if you if you Google Alex Fleming Deloitte consulting assaulting that's You'll find me and I'm pretty all my email address. Sermon linked in profile. So I have enough digital presidents that you should be able to find the problem I gotta do is Google well how ix Fleming russian-speaking bess so how to bring you right up like I said it's good news about so Alex. Swimming is the is also the name of the doctor who discovered penicillin. I'm in Scotland so it's actually kind of a little bit of a digital digital shield because if you just Google Alex Lemme Alexander Fleming. The the eighteen hundreds doctor comes up. That's one yeah you have to know one other piece of information. So Alex Fleming Navy or Alex lemming worden or Alex Fleming Deloitte Alex Fleming the machine condemning. The guy who doesn't sleep because you know get four children under the age of seven and a wife who's an entrepreneur to and travel days a week but you know we start..